EVP, Humanitarian & Development
Tara Nathan is EVP for the Humanitarian & Development sector at Mastercard. In this role, she leads the company’s strategy to develop and scale products & solutions for the Base of the Pyramid. The Humanitarian & Development team is dedicated to creating an ecosystem that streamlines access to education, health, commerce, and other vital services for the most vulnerable communities. By working in collaboration with governments, NGOs and other private sector companies, Tara’s team is focused on driving commercially sustainable social impact.
Prior to this role, Ms. Nathan served as chief executive officer of Mobile Payment Solutions, a Mastercard/Smart Hub, Inc. joint venture. In this role, she led the innovation and commercial development of the Mastercard Mobile Payments Gateway, an open mobile payment processing platform designed to facilitate mobile payments for consumers around the world, particularly important for consumers in emerging economies who do not have access to modern forms of commerce.
Before joining Mastercard, Ms. Nathan headed Citigroup’s cross-sell business and also held various management roles across Citigroup’s retail banking business including Commercial Banking, Risk, and Operations. Prior to joining Mastercard, Ms. Nathan was a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service serving posts in Taiwan, Japan and China.
She earned a BSFS from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.